Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his incredible technology in a talk that's both technical and deeply personal — with the help of ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and performs again for the first time on the TED stage. Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, dance, prosthetics, technology, TED2014, 2014
Choreographer Aakash Odedra is dyslexic and has always felt that his best expression comes through movement. “Murmur” is his ode to that experience, teaming up with co-creators Lewis Major and Ars Electronica Futurelab. Watch him spin his way through the center of a storm, as pages of books take flight all around him. Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, dance, music, performance, TEDGlobal 2014, 2014
We all use our body on a daily basis, and yet few of us think about our physicality the way Wayne McGregor does. He demonstrates how a choreographer communicates ideas to an audience, working with two dancers to build phrases of dance, live and unscripted, on the TEDGlobal stage. Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, art, dance, TEDGlobal 2012, 2012
Do you have a TED Talk inside, just bursting to come out? Take this tongue-in-cheek musical journey to “Give Your Talk.” A musical love letter to our speakers — written, directed and performed by the TED staff. Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, dance, genetics, music, TED in the Field, 2014
Michael Moschen puts on a quietly mesmerizing show of juggling. Don't think juggling is an art? You might just change your mind after watching Moschen in motion. Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, MacArthur grant, dance, entertainment, math, music, physics, sports, TED2002,...
Renowned classical Indian dancer Ananda Shankar Jayant was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. She tells her personal story of not only facing the disease but dancing through it, and gives a performance revealing the metaphor of strength that helped her do it. Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, cancer, dance, music, performance, personal growth, storytelling, TEDIndia...
Performer and web toymaker Ze Frank delivers a hilarious nerdcore standup routine, then tells us what he's seriously passionate about: helping people create and interact using simple, addictive web tools. Topics: TEDTalks, TED2004, TED, Talks, arts, collaboration, comedy, community, culture, dance, demo,...
With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.) Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, business, dance, entertainment, leadership, marketing, video, TED2010, 2010
How do we decide who we are? Hetain Patel's surprising performance plays with identity, language and accent -- and challenges you to think deeper than surface appearances. A delightful meditation on self, with performer Yuyu Rau, and inspired by Bruce Lee. Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, art, culture, dance, performance art, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, children, creativity, culture, dance, education, parenting, TED2006, 2006
The LXD (the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers) electrify the TED2010 stage with an emerging global street-dance culture, revved up by the Internet. In a preview of Jon Chu’s upcoming Web series, this astonishing troupe show off their superpowers. Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, art, arts, collaboration, dance, entertainment, gaming, TED2010, 2010
Legendary dance choreographer Bill T. Jones and TED Fellows Joshua Roman and Somi didn't know exactly what was going to happen when they took the stage at TED2015. They just knew they wanted to offer the audience an opportunity to witness creative collaboration in action. The result: An improvised piece they call "The Red Circle and the Blue Curtain," so extraordinary it had to be shared ... Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, dance, entertainment, live music, music, performance, TED2015, 2015
Remember the days you struggled just to make a yo-yo spin, and if you were really fancy, to “walk the dog”? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Japanese yo-yo world champion BLACK tells the inspiring story of finding his life's passion, and gives an awesome performance that will make you want to pull your yo-yo back out of the closet. Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Conference, dance, entertainment, performance, toy, TED2013, 2013
From the EG conference: Productivity guru Tim Ferriss' fun, encouraging anecdotes show how one simple question -- "What's the worst that could happen?" -- is all you need to learn to do anything. Topics: TEDTalks, EG 2008, TED, Talks, book, dance, language, life, productivity, work, 2008
Use dancers instead of powerpoint. That's science writer John Bohannon's "modest proposal." In this spellbinding choreographed talk from TEDxBrussels he makes his case by example, aided by dancers from Black Label Movement. Topics: TEDTalks, TEDxBrussels, TED, Talks, TEDxFeatured, biology, dance, entertainment, physics,...
Mae Jemison is an astronaut, a doctor, an art collector, a dancer ... Telling stories from her own education and from her time in space, she calls on educators to teach both the arts and sciences, both intuition and logic, as one -- to create bold thinkers. Topics: TEDTalks, TED2002, TED, Talks, art, arts, dance, education, future, science, space, technology, 2002
Kenichi Ebina moves his body in a manner that appears to defy the limits imposed by the human skeleton. He combines breakdancing and hip-hop with mime using movements that are simultaneously precise and fluid. Topics: TEDTalks, TED2007, TED, Talks, arts, culture, dance, entertainment, short talk, 2007
Two Pilobolus dancers perform "Symbiosis." Does it trace the birth of a relationship? Or the co-evolution of symbiotic species? Music: "God Music," George Crumb; "Fratres," Arvo Part; "Morango…Almost a Tango," Thomas Oboe Lee. Topics: TEDTalks, TED2005, TED, Talks, arts, dance, entertainment, nature, performance, science, 2005
Quixotic Fusion is an ensemble of artists that brings together aerial acrobatics, dance, theater, film, music and visual fx. Watch as they perform three transporting dance pieces at TED2012. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, culture, dance, entertainment, technology, TED2012, 2012
At Camp Diva, Angela Patton works to help girls and fathers stay connected and in each others' lives. But what about girls whose fathers can't be there -- because they're in jail? Patton tells the story of a very special father-daughter dance. (Filmed at TEDxWomen) Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, activism, children, dance, parenting, social change, women, youth, TEDxWomen...